Tuesday, 9 June 2015


How is it that I have completely forgotten about my blog? Nearly a year ago I created my 18th Birthday post, and for so long I thought that was the velvet passion finale. I'm outraged to say the least that my writing has been postponed for so long - since finishing my A Levels in July I have not even written a single syllable of creative writing. It seems stupid when I'm going to be studying English at University soon. 

I think I completely misunderstood what a Blog was for: It wasn't to write to an audience and crave viewers, but instead to indulge in my passion for writing. Setting just a teeny time aside to just forget about life and its complications is my way of escape. 

SO... what has changed in a year? Well lets start from the top. I received my A Level Results in August and had the biggest celebration. However, the lead up to the dreaded day was not an exciting time. Not only did I think I was going to fail my exams (because I'm an irrational over-worrier about everything!!), I also thought I wouldn't be accepted into Brighton University to study English Language and media. All these horrifying and alarming thoughts started congesting my head, going round and round like a whirlpool in my brain. But, when the day came to open the most terrifying brown envelope, I was ecstatic to discover I had actually done quite well. This then followed with a deafening scream leaping into my dad's car to shout him the brilliant news. 

Brighton University congratulated and informed me that I had been accepted to study my chosen degree. That was when I realised I hadn't actually arranged absolutely anything for University, including student halls accommodation and student finance. I was in a wee predicament, but that wasn't the worst part. I became extremely concious that I definitely was not ready for the big step into adulthood and starting University.

The Gap Year. It hasn't consisted of travelling around the world and becoming a 'free spirit', like most people do. I'm not saying I wouldn't have loved to have done that, but I feel that travelling for me is something I want to do after University when I have grown up. So, the gap year has been a time to discover the working world a little bit and enjoy my (only) time to not have many responsibilities. It's been fun. I've had two jobs over the year, currently about to start working at 'Guess' Designer store which I'm super excited about. Strangely enough, this year has taught me valuable lessons which I needed before I go to University, and I wouldn't have changed this experience. 

I'm BLONDE. Yes, this is probably the biggest change for me! I've always wanted to be a fun blonde, and since I have always been a little ditsy, I thought I may as well go the extra mile and dye my hair. It's taken a little while, and tears admittedly have been shed when it looked horrendous, but I'm happy with it now! I've gone from a belly button length brunette baby, to a short haired curly woman. One more visit to the hairdressers next week and I shall be white blonde all over!!

A lot has gone on in my life over the last 10 months, too much to even write down or comprehend, so I'll just sum up SOME of my memories of this short period in a nutshell using photos. 

Most recent pictures of me Blonde || Bungee Jump May 2015 with my brother.

'Love Saves The Day' Bristol Festival May 2015 | Upcoming Summer Events.

Last Job: 'The Pig Near Bath' and the team.
(The best team I will ever work for, I made so many best friends I'll keep forever)

My many visits to Cardiff University to see my bestie Emily.

Friday, 8 August 2014




Yes, my EIGHTEENTH was over a month ago, June 29th (everybody remember this important date), and yet I still haven't posted anything about it. It was a crazy weekend, some of which I regret but everything turned out for the best in the end.

My birthday weekend began with a mini party outside in the blazing sun. Saturday involved a lot of pre-drinking with my best friend's at my house before going into Bristol (where I only lasted a whopping 40 minutes before being chauffeured home by my dad for being too 'excitable'). On the Sunday I had a lovely family meal where I spent the day opening presents, and the evening at 'the Pig' near Bath where I avoided any kind of alcohol... well maybe I did have one cocktail. Unbelievably, I was sung happy birthday to by Yoko Ono as my amazing Patisserie Valerie double chocolate gateaux birthday cake was brought out. What a way to top off my 18th celebrations.

Overall it really was a perfect birthday weekend spent with the most important people. I had so many unexpected surprises which I am so grateful for, including a trip to London in September with my siblings and their partners (how posh), a Tandem Bungee Jump, and Bath Spa Twilight Package.

I always wondered what it would feel like to become an eighteen year old: an adult. Unsuprisingly, I feel absolutely no different, probably even more so like a little kid.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


  Top - Mango
Skirt - ASOS
Bag - Primark
Shoes - Primark
Watch - Casio (American Apparel)

First outfit post I've done in a while! The weather has been so nice recently I thought I'd whack out the midi skirt and baggy t-shirt - I hope the sun continues to bless the UK, but knowing our luck the rain and black clouds will soon return!